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Box Wines, Believe It Or Not!

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We think one of the best ways to keep simple everyday wines around is to go the bag-in-a-box route. They're surprisingly good!

 

Each box equals 4 bottles of wine, so all boxes rate $ per bottle

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   **** = elite

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

 

Les Costieres de Pomerols, La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet NV  **  $

Fresh, acidic, bracing, with fresh citrus aromas, unoaked. VALUE

 

Estancia del Silencio, Monastrell NV  **1/2   $

AKA mourvedre, a deep juicy wine with berry and spice flavors. VALUE

La Vielle Ferme rosé NV **  $

Quality producer, one of the best box wines, fresh, off-dry. VALUE

 

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the link for direct ordering and home delivery.

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.